Superior Court of California in San Diego Wins Award for Innovative Use of Structural Steel

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On Monday, February 4th, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) honored the Superior Court of California in San Diego with an IDEAS2 National Award. The annual program, formally known as the Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel National Awards, recognizes projects that utilize structural steel in an innovative manner. A panel of design and construction industry professionals identified National and Merit winners in three categories, based on total constructed value. Members of the project team will be honored at the 2019 NASCC: The Steel Conference, which will be held in St. Louis in April.

The San Diego Central Courthouse is an important civic landmark in the downtown area of the California city. The building consists of a cost-effective, steel-framed superstructure with two-way lateral special moment frames. The 25-story building was designed to achieve the enhanced seismic performance criteria defined in the Judicial Court of California's Trial Court Facility Standards.

The AISC is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association. The organization was established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States.

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